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Sun Aug 3, 2014, 01:11 PM

I'm glad I didn't miss it: Transcript of The Rev. Dr. William Barber at NN14

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Excerpt from the transcript. Well worth reading.



A few weeks ago, a few weeks ago we were invited to Mitchell County. Mitchell County is 99% percent white, 89% Republican. They said years ago we could never organize in Mitchell County. But a few months ago we went up and we were invited to Mitchell County



And I'm here to tell you we went up there with this moral agenda, we found out that Mitchell County and up in the mountains, there's not a lot of difference between mountain populism and civil rights activism.

We found out that people in the mountains need labor rights and need unemployment and need health care and need public education.

And now the Republican chair of the party renounced the party and resigned because he said it's been taken over by extremism.

Now in Mitchell County we have a branch of the NAACP and we've never had one there in the history of the country, and it's the most diverse branch of the NAACP anywhere.

I'm telling you it works!

And I tell this story everywhere I go the only problem I have about those folk up in Mitchell County and those mountain people—they are some radical people—when I was up there it was night time and after I finished speaking they asked me they said Rev. Barber would you lead us on a march. I said march where? They said we want to march on the tea party extremist legislator's house to tell him how much we disagree with him. I said wait a minute white people. I said I'm all about marching but y'all started that marching at night. black folk don't march at night. But you call a march in the daytime and we'll be there. So we called a march in Asheville and 10,000 people showed up in the mountains.



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Reply I'm glad I didn't miss it: Transcript of The Rev. Dr. William Barber at NN14 (Original post)
octoberlib Aug 2014 OP
Triana Aug 2014 #1
freshwest Aug 2014 #2
Triana Aug 2014 #3
freshwest Aug 2014 #4
littlemissmartypants Aug 2014 #5
octoberlib Aug 2014 #6
littlemissmartypants Aug 2014 #7

Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 02:27 PM

1. Video...

 

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Response to Triana (Reply #1)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 04:04 PM

2. Thank you! I could listen that man all day. He 'gets it.'

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Response to freshwest (Reply #2)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 04:41 PM

3. Yes he does. I'm not even religious or Baptist but like with MLK - no matter...

 

...he gets it, as you say. I love listening to Rev. Barber.

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Response to Triana (Reply #3)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 05:18 PM

4. The response to the 'freedom' meme is 'justice.' It demands those excusing evil to think. Excellent.

Some concepts are universal, religious or not. I attended a Southern Baptist church growing up.

There was nothing a secular Democrat in the present time would object to as far as respecting Equality for all.

He mentioned civil rights and school prayer, my church didn't object to that school prayer being banned. They fully supported it as a matter of freedom and conscience and a supported secular government.

They got messed up in the years prior to Reagan and they've all gone to blazes, and that's why I no longer am willing to attend any church. The churches are now corporations and teach those values, with nothing of what I value. The issues they bring to the political arena are fraudulent.

JMHO.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Thu Aug 7, 2014, 02:40 PM

5. I would like to pin and lock this for posterity.

Any thoughts?

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Reply #5)

Thu Aug 7, 2014, 03:14 PM

6. It's fine by me. I loved the speech !

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Sun Aug 10, 2014, 02:43 AM

7. Moral Monday NN14 Rev. Dr. Barber

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Love, Peace and the Righteous Fight.
Lmsp

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